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's getting cash for clunkers and what are they buying; and a science story about using forensic testing to determine the age of ivory tusks. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what is that energy came from an energy company? everyday, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. the atlantic philanthropies. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the u.s. senate confirmed sonia sotomayor to the nation's highest court today. the federal appeals judge will now become the first hispanic justice and the third woman to sit on the unite
. >>> hey, thanks for joining us on hln. i'm natasha curry. our top story, a fourth body discovered after a midair collision. a small plane collideed with a helicopter, both fell into the hudson river. new york mayor michael bloomberg says it's believed all of the nine people on both aircraft were killed. here is how witnesses described the crash. >> there was a plane, a small plane like a cessna cutting back towards new jersey side. helicopter heading southbound about 1100, 1200 feet. the plane rolled into the helicopter, hit the side of it of the helicopter went straight in the water. there was a poof of smoke and a bang. it went further down hit the water by the w hotel and came down, a couple of pieces. >> what did you think when you saw it. >> tragic, bad. you look up and you see all the planes going around here and it's hectic. unfortunately this thing happens. the fact that it does happen -- it doesn't happen more often is crazy. >> it was turning, went down first. about three, four seconds later, i saw the wing for helicopters. there's no wing for helicopters, it was the rotor bla
and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff, have watched video after video of some of these meetings. we hear many of the same slogans repeated again a
thank you for joining us. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- martha: this is the "live desk." i am martha maccallum. trace: i am trace gallagher. this is where the news begins. if you swing over here, this is the foreign desk covering the globe. every single picture that comes into fox news channel comes in right here along the media desk. here on the "live desk" we begin with break-in news. martha: disturbing new information on what may have motivated a shooting spree at a pennsylvania health club. a man shot and killed a three women during the wounded nine others when he opened fire in an aerobics class in pennsylvania. >> a lot of people started running around. i took off my headphones and i kept hearing boom, boom, boom. i heard about 30 shots. i started ducking down. i got out as fast as i could. i helped carry out one girl who was shot in the thigh. she kept saying she was going to die. it is crazy stuff. i am in shock. martha: the shooter was keeping a block ofblog the detailed his hatred of women.
court creates a life curriculum for us to create a society towards justice and quality. >> reporter: i saw tears streaming down your face as you were watching the ceremony. you thrust your fist onto the air and you were so excited. why is this such a source of pride for you? what kind of message does this send to all americans? >> that we have a fighting chance and we are being recognized for the very first time. being low-income individuals and living in a poor community, it shows that people can progress no matter where you are at. >> reporter: you are one of the pu younger people that was here today. what kind of message does this send to you and how does judge sotomayor inspire you? >> it just shows me as a young person i can accomplish anything. i'm 19 years old, but i feel like i've got a long way ahead of me and i'm going to accomplish all my dreams and goals and she is such an inspiration. >> reporter: thank you all very much for joining us again. it is an historic day for all americans, but here in spanish harlem, a special source of pride. back to you. >> susan candiotti, tha
. there is however a need for consistency and rigor and the use of award fee. we should incentivize the contractor performance excellence. i fully support the recommendation that we establish an evaluation factors. definitions of performance, associated fees, and infatuation scales that motivate performance and prohibited fees for unsatisfactory performance. it is effectively using these contras to incentivize excellent contract performance. it is in line with the guidance in december 2007. we will strengthen that policy by issuing amplifying guidance that addresses the concerns raised byjao and recognizes that our major programs, all board, and the requirements need to be tailored to their different mission portfolios and contract objectives. specifically, we will is expected guidance in choosing the right contract time, determine ratings and other categories, and the fee paid for meeting the standards. and ensure that the fee is not pay for unsatisfactory performance. we are committed to working with any interagency group to establish how best to what i weighed this is a tool for improving contr
's a civil war. and the other people are using bullets and bombs. i think owe israeli is a fascist and he would fit right in nazi germany as far as i'm concerned." all that and more right now on "countdown." >>> good evening from new york. a smear campaign that has nothing to do with new york. take party protestors coordinated by the health care industry now revealing that the fear being stoked seems to have far more to do with anger over who won the last presidential election than it does who does or does not have health care insurance. . obama meeting with six senators about the health care bill that appears to be stuck in their limited negotiations. democrat max baucus talking about a democrats-only bill if republicans won't come aboard. "if republicans aren't there, it could get to a point where democrats may have to go in a different direction. i hope not, but we have to face facts." i know. after he said that, some of us were making sure he had i.d. that he was max baucus. now more about the man senator baucus met today, the president than the health care reform the president is try
for joining us. today is wednesday, august 19th. angie goff is here. she has a traffic update for us. we say good morning to kim martucci. she's back and ready to go. >> i am rubber stamping yesterday's weather forecast today. i hope you don't mind. i'm not trying to put it in cruise control but we will be in one of those stagnating weather patterns where we have thunderstorms, high humidity and with that the heat. let's get testd,ar erod evon this -- it , is is wednesday. good morning. here's hour time lapse tower cam. we are okloing at the washington monument. you losee e thclouds leftov yay by. and now partly cloudy skies, it is 79 and the winds are calm and humidity is 74% at reagan national airport. as for the numbers, they run ye gamut from 75 in gaithersburg, already 81 in leesburg. it is 79 at quantico and looking south and west, culpeper has a pair of sevens on the map. this is what it feels like. when we factor in the humidity it feels warmer, middle 80s in the district and 82 in winchester. so, we will keep it humid. and rather warm this afternoon. by the lunch hour, we will alre
as a pennsylvania gym shooter goes on a rampage. >>> plus, deadly drug cartels. cnn's michael ware takes us eq most deadly drug cartels in the world and growing every day. >>> and getting an earful. yelling and screaming over health care, causing some people to end up in the slammer. the news starts right now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. we have a lot to get to. but we start with breaking weather news. trind touched down in the twin cities. jacqui jeras has the latest. >> this has been going on 20 minutes now. we have reports in the minneapolis area. reports of touchdown in plymouth and mount and long lake. there are storm trackers continuing to follow this storm. if you live in new hope or crystal or brooklyn park, this storm is heading your way. no reports of damage, don. as we get more information, we're monitoring our affiliate care-11. >> jacqui jeras, we will check back. thank you very much. >>> we are also following breaking news out of new york city. divers will be back in the murky hudson river early tomorrow. they will resume the search for two downed aircraft and six missing bodi
the people and not about taking money out of the free enterprise capitalistic system that made us a great country and putting it in government pockets. >> grassley is the ranking republican on the senate finance committee, deeply involved obviously in health care reform bargaining process. let's talk about president obama, because he's fighting, one of the ones calling those health care reforms scare tactics head on. at a town hall in portsmouth, new hampshire, it was a lot like a campaign rally. the president accused special interest to scare and mislead people. outside the forum, protesters had signs that called him a socialist and protested what they see as a bigger government role in health care. president obama plans more town halls. the white house has launch add weshz to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million or 50 says not so fast. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aa rchl p is launch ag multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk critics. >>>
caused many of us to question that while households are tightening their budgets, federal agencies continue to report profit two companies if it were expected and not earned. it is if one had a restaurant and you go to it as a customer. it is if you are a waiter or waitress and charged them with items that you did not ask for. some agencies are giving contractors or were just as poorly, pretty much everything those contractors could want. . . that said, i do believe there can be some possible solutions and some that we may want to pursue. after it was exposed that department of defense contractors were getting reword fees, this estimated in foreign $50 million in savings in the programs were the rollover practice was once used. perhaps, this should be extended to other agencies. i've personally do not see the object of incentivizing worked contractors if we do not know whether they work. in some cases, they do not know what they want out of the contractors that they do business with, let alone how the performance should be delivered. schedules and put -- skills and -- they may be u
. the full senate officially confirming federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor to sit on the u.s. supreme court. the final vote 68-31 for the nominee raised in the bronx and educated in the ivies. >> the nomination of sonia sotomayor of new york to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the united states is confirmed. >> just like that, our nation will get its first hispanic justice. a woman nominated by our nation's first african-american president. the president spoke minutes after the vote. >> and with this hispanic -- historic vote, the senate has confirmed that judge sotomayor has the intellect, the history, the integrity and the independence of find ably serve on our nation's highest court. shepard: the president calling a wonderful day in america. not everyone seems to agree. 31 u.s. senators voted against her confirmation. many of them republicans. many expressed concerns biassed or prone to judicial activism. >> a philosophy that's consistent with the activist judicial philosophy. that is that she said openly that her opinions, her sympathies and her prejudices
-section, not necessarily representative, but people coming up to us and having a discussion about health care. last night we pulled in to paducah, kentucky, and it was just remarkable, the number of people who showed up. so, what we did, we asked the restaurant across the road to give us some chairs. we sat down under -- 20 feet from the bus, got our cameras fired up, and we had our own town hall meeting. here's just a taste of what we heard. we're here in paducah, kentucky. we are hearing different things from people wherever we're going, but i haven't found too many people around here who are opposed to reforming health care. >> i'm for the idea, but i don't think that congress and the president has done a good job of disseminating the information. i'm just hearing a lot of flak and not a lot of meat and potatoes. >> reporter: what about you? >> i think right now we have a lack of choice. i mean, health care's expensive. i mean, the average costs of the coverage i found more often than not are more expensive than the actual care. i would think any choice, any viable choice, would be better than what we
. if you make less than $250,000 a year, you won't have to pay more taxes. that's what he said. he told us that. he told joe the plumber that. he told just about everybody who would hear that, that. that was before the bank bailouts, mind you, before the nearly $800 billion stimulus bill, before the federal deficit topped $1 trillion. all right. are you ready for this? i want you to listen closely now to treasury secretary tim geithner this weekend, in case you missed it. he's talking specifically now about this issue. >> we will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained unless we can convince the american people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established. >> here's what else he said, which is interesting. remember, you got to be careful how you listen to the words. he said when it comes to taxes, the president won't do anything that adds unfairly, anything that adds unfairly to the middle class. key word, unfairly. almost like there's some distance between this and that. now, listen to this bit of
for us. >> they are saying that most of the filming in this case was done at the couple's middle river home. this is a story that had most of us in the media and police speechless. they were emt's charged with doing unthinkable things to children ages 2 years old to 13 years old. police believe there may be more but victim's -- more victims. >> this is gross. it is indecent. there is no other term but they felt term to describe it. >> in the story of a 34 year-old john nicklas and 26 year-old shannon honea the notion is all you can feel. it april started back on july 15. detectives were able to determine that child pornography was located inside their home here on the 9700 block -- in middle river. police seized computers and several cd's and dvd's. it was not until after police viewed the videos is when they determined that the suspects were part of the child pornography. >> they were part of the sexual acts and selling it. they were distributing it to other people. >> according to court documents the abuse involving children ages 2-13. a vast amount of prescription bottles were found
of the u.s. supreme court, the judge has suggested that her background, her unique background and values do and should influence her judicial decisions, and that that should be the case, perhaps with all judges, joining us now with her thought, is joanne epps, who is the dean of the beasley school of law, at temple university in philadelphia, dean epps also testified on behalf of the national association of women lawyers. at judge sotomayor's confirmation hearings, recently and nice to talk with you, dean, thanks very much for being here and let's talk first of all, about your testimony, when you went down to washington and testified on judge sotomayor's half, what was the point you most wanted to make? to members of the senate sdmeet i wanted to make collectively three points. i wanted to say in her half she was exceptionally well qualified for the position, she was experienced and had the judicial temperament to make an appropriate an effective supreme court justice and i wanted to say by way of response to criticism that her series of opinions really screams screamed out that she did not
economists, does it pick up speed and momentum? but these guys have been telling us, well, for the number really to go down, we actually have to see job creation and we still haven't had a month of job creation. >> speaking of job creation, that cash for clunkers program that an initial billion dollars pa put into, now another $2 billion could lead to some 400,000 additional cars, which some car manufacturers may lead to some hiring because their inventories are light. is the white house talking about that expectation that the $2 billion could begin to stimulate hiring which may have a ripple impact, at least in the hard-hit areas of michigan and tennessee and some of the other car manufacturing hubs? >> i do think that they like the fact that you're seeing the states that are taking the most advantage of this cash for clunkers are some of these states and some of these harder hit manufacturing places like ohio, like indiana. so that is something that they are happy about. but, you know, you take to some analysts here and august is sometimes is a big car buying month anyway, i believe. i'
. >> and welcome to the white house. [cheering] >> i am glad all of you could be with us today as we honor the newest member of our highest court, who i'm proud to address for the very first time as justice sonia sotomayor. [cheers and applause] >> we are also honored to be joined by justice sotomayor's new colleagues. we have justice ginsburg, who is here, as well as justice steve stevens. [applause] >> so i just want to thank both justice stevens and justice ginsburg, not only for being here today but for your extraordinary service on the court. and i know you'll be giving justice sotomayor some good ti tips. [laughter] >> i also want to thank everyone who's worked so hard to bring to us this day. i want to thank especially our judiciary committee chairman, senator patrick leahy. [applause] >> as well as our senate majority leader, harry reid, for their outstanding work to -- [applause] >> for their outstanding work to complete this process before the august recess. i want to thank senator schumer, senator gillibrand, both of whom are justice sotomayor's home state senators, for their ex
to us at this point that this was probably not survivable from virtually the instant of the accident or certainly a few seconds later when both aircraft went into the water. >> julie: we understand family members currently identifying the victims who have been recovered. at this point we do not immediately know the victims names, but we do know is there were three people onboard the piper airplane including a child, and onboard the euro copter five italian tourists in the pilot. one of the new york city's worst disasters in recent memory occurred today, the most youthful days have seen in new york all summer long. the small plane reportedly running into the back of the helicopter on a clear afternoon. debris from the crash even sending people on the waterfront in hoboken new jersey running for cover and that's where we find lower angle with the very latest. >> hide julie, i've just seen the chairwoman of the national transportation safety board arrived. deborah chrisman is here along with some other investigators, and they are getting a briefing right now with fbi agents and local an
. and thanks for being with us. u.s. efforts to get rid of the taliban and al qaeda may have gotten a major boost. that's because it appears that the top terrorist leader in pakistan has been killed in a cia drone attack. >> pakistani intelligence officials say that batula massoud is dead. and there's reports that his funeral has already been held. we get details from nick schifrin in islamabad. >> reporter: massoud is pakistan's eni number one. responsible for some of the worst terrorist attacks in the country's history. pakistani officials say he's killed more than 1,200 people in the last 2 years, including benazir bhutto. he's at the center of a nexus of terrorists that have threatened pakistan's future. this year, the u.s. has increased its targeting of massoud, using unmanned, cia drones. of the last ten attacks in the pakistani tribal areas, nine have targeted massoud and his network. in pakistan, the attacks are controversial. but the u.s. believes they are the only way to target the taliban and al qaeda, in the rugged terrain along the afghan border. >> over the past six months, we
of the investigation. so far officials have only located the helicopter wreckage. >> they're using sonar to locate the airplane. >> reporter: the victims, a pilot and five italian tourists onboard the tour helicopter. on the plane, the pilot and two passengers, including a child. soon after the crash, officials say it was clear no one could have survived. >> this has changed from a rescue to a recovery mission. >> reporter: it was a clear day with flying conditions nearly ideal. investigators say the helicopter, owned by liberty tours, took off from the manhattan heliport. the small plane departed teeth boro airport in new jersey. witnesses say it appeared the plane clipped the hecopter's tail. >> i seen debris come flying down. >> went right in and there was a splash and it was completely submerged and there was nothing else. >> reporter: the ntsb says the pilot of another liberty helicopter refueling at the heliport tried to warn his colleague. he radioed the accident helicopter and told him one lima hotel. you have a fixed wing behind you. there was no response from the pil pilot. >> reporter:
's had a very busy morning. howard is here to tell us if we will get heavier rain the rest of the day. >> i think we have seen the heaviest. south and east could get some but a light showery pattern and angie will blame me for the traffic issues. >> doing it all morning. >> but the afternoon will get better. teeserurat are urstruggling to bye onti ti you by especially, it, ay it is to lyto ike gufeau ke august. pae , eastthe pa east, 81 cle out harrisonburg, w neetma owtownlit to moderate gh ers t outhere. but meea t br, bras well. it is t noint nsracolyg intant the showers will couent into mi ni g adis weo thoughout rt ainly after the lunch ho thanat. r hogh. than that. howa o tcoks clar over to ney ol olney and rockville, a anfew showers to bwi. soheylrnarhe mr and ieavrain ie n reerowagn evto en rt north beach to plum point to hughsville and la plata. is is moving east northeast. on the weather computer. we will show you the on. e bapicture here. one bah tc showers from this morning raced up to new jersey and long island. s. wing with lingering er n. it vea momow fere hours a
the judge's nomination to the u.s. supreme court today. >>> also, pakistan's lost boy. they say the taliban stole him from their families and forced them to train for terror. hello to you all, glad you could be here. i'm t.j. holmes sitting in for my good friend tony harris. you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> the former president clinton hopes to bring two jailed journalists home with him. elaine quijano is on the story with us at the white house and jill doherty joining us, as well. elaine, i want to start with you here. we've been hearing a lot coming out of there and a lot of this information, we can't confirm since our reporters aren't necessarily traveling and a lot of people didn't know about this trip. president clinton was carrying a message from the current president obama. what are you hearing from the white house on that? not the case. >> yeah, t.j., the white house flatly denies that. last hour at the press gaggle, basically, and secretary robert gibbs office he was asked about this. was there a message that former president clinton, because of this report, was there was a messa
anthems of canada and the united states, music that reminds us of our history, our traditions, our struggles, and our victories. will you please rise? ♪ ["o canada" playing] ["star-spangled banner" playing] thank you. please be seated. as we begin today, i am especially honored to be here and see for this year's air safety program -- yhour mc for this year's a safety program. we have but to get all the representatives of safety, security, jumpseat, and pilot assistance. and has been quite an undertaking. i am grateful for all the long and hard work of those who made it possible. it is my pleasure to introduce the committee chairs whose efforts led to this historic week. on my far right, united capt. rory kay. on my far left, first officer rich obert. i might direct left, national security committee chair robert powers. there are two more individuals on stage for us to welcome. first, the president of the airline pilots association, captain john prater, and the " honorable capt. randy that it -- babbitt. he is no. 1 in the faa. you get a pilots said it, it is it his signature on y
>> good morning. >> thanks for joining us 4 "11 news today." -- for " 11 news today in." >> we are starting to see a change in the forecast. this has been a slow-moving front. a lot of areas for low pressure has developed. we have seen some whitening in some areas especially on the eastern shore. -- lightning in some areas, especially on the eastern shore. 78 degrees-83 degrees is the temperature range for today. we will be " for most of today. -- cool for most of today. tomorrow it will be mostly sunny. feeling really pleasant out there. something to look forward to. over to you. >> good morning. the votes are a little slick out there. we it -- the roads are a little slick out there. some possible delays. a transformer fire on courtney road. the inner loop on the beltway, an accident is off to the side. westbound no. still shut down -- the right lane closed. a week and doing quite well of the rise. we are not seeing any delays this morning. it is slick out there. no problems to report in terms of delays. an easy ride on i-95. that is the latest. >> thank you. as washington wor
of the united states. thanks, fellows, for joining us. earlier, i asked you what you thought. who's a bigger threat to health care reform. 83% said conservative democrats. i'm going to hammer them on this show every night. 17% think the town hall screamers are going to actually have an effect. the conservative democrats, i got now in my cross hairs when it comes to cross hairs. you're wrong, you've got to support the president on a public option. that's it. see you tomorrow. have a great one. >>> rage against the machine. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm lawrence o'donnell in new york in tonight for chris matthews. leading off tonight, face-off. we now know how to get your name and picture on the front page "the new york times." say something loud and nasty to a senator and they'll put you above the fold. if there is one lesson we've learned from all the angry health care town hall meetings, it is that it's a lot easier to get a crowd of people who are opposed to reform than a crowd in favor. the big question is how many of these noisy opponents have been organized into position
what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small business specialists in every store to help you do business better. you're like my secret ingredient. come in today and connect up to five devices on one 3g connection. now only $99.99 shepard: we have been delegate but a number of internet scams involving web sight craigslist. there is another one and it's a doocy. a mother in massachusetts found a photo of her own 7 month old child on an ad on craigslist announcing her child was up for adoption. she responded to the ad and told the child in the picture was living in the orphanage in camarooon. turns out they were stealing the pictures. this was from her family's blog. >> i know he wasn't being physically harmed and know that no one was going to come to our door and try to take him. but i felt like his likeness was being violated. shepard: she alerted the fbi and the attorney general's office. the scammer's email addresses have been removed from craigslist. newly released surveillance v
like this? >> i was very shocked. think i was screaming for a few second. and then two of us we start calling 911. probably a lot of people saw it. that's why the line was busy. then we sought rescue boats. rescue helicopters. just after like a minute. that quick. >> no one swimming. >> i do not see it. >> any flames? >> i didn't see any flames. i saw some smokes like afterward. i didn't see any flames. >> want to show you what it looks like from google earth. as you come into new york harbor you see the statue of liberty, emis island in the lower left. moving up the hudson river. the crash site was in the stretch of river, pier 40 and lower manhattan and hoboken new jersey. cnns susan candiotti on the story. she begins coverage from the banks of the hudson lower manhattan. susan, i am hearing that the ntsb will hold a press conference shortly before the top of the hour maybe. >> all right. we also have some other breaking news to tell you about. i have a confirmed from two different agencies including the new york police department as well as the medical examiner's office, that three
the words she is using to describe president obama's health care reform. >> clayton: have seen her on disney, but today selena gomez brings the magic of us. the cast of the wizards of waverly place writer on "fox & friends." for our slogan this morning we actually have a letter from her chat away of enfield connecticut. once is a team from "fox news" baker because the seat of their views about when they pulled it together including the weather, they chased away all of our blues. >> alysin: nice. >> clayton: you're watching "fox & friends" and under this new health-care plan, dave and i get to give houston a physical. they want ha ha. funny should mention that because i do understand you guys will be -- >> dave: a better read that bill. >> alysin: me too. other big on to keep my current healthcare. we will demonstrate mouth-to-mouth not only on each other but on a dog. >> dave: that's right. >> alysin: how your pet mouth-to-mouth seizure usually we do medical rewind which tackles the big human health-related stories. this weekend however we have your biggest pet medical stories and there were
and one of the men may have a broken leg. >>> u.s. troops in afghanistan launched a new operation to uproot taliban fighters ahead of next week's presidential election. eastern result two is designed to make months of stalemate in the south where the taliban remained entrenched. >>> host of a crime show in brazil is accused of ordering five killings and sent tv cameras to arrive to the scene before police. he faces several weapons charges and drug charge and yet to be charged directly with the murders. >>> a short time ago, president obama hosted a reception for newly confirmed supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. the president praised her and called her an inspiration to many. >> this moment is not just about her. it's about every child who will grow up thinking to him or herself if sonia sotomayor can make it, then maybe i can, too. >> sotomayor is the first hispanic and third woman to sit on the supreme court. i want to introduce this morning my guest co-host, pleased to have back again angela bert-yur murray and will be with me for the hour. >>> one town hall down and two mo
it called a sincere apology for the journalist's actions on the border back in march. the former u.s. ambassador to the united nations, john bolton, immediately criticized president clinton's visit, saying the trip is what he called a significant propaganda victory for north korea. dan lothian has our report from the white house. >> reporter: it was a secret mission by a high level envoy. former president clinton, even as he was getting flowers on his arrival in north korea, the white house was mum. no details, no confirmation until almost ten hours later. why this delicate diplomatic dance? >> this obviously is a very sensitive topic. we will hope to provide some more detail at a later point. our focus right now is on ensuring the safety of the two journalists that are in north korea right now. >> reporter: according to sources intimately involved with the efforts, this was the culmination of weeks of quiet diplomacy, and that senator john kerry, chairman of the foreign relations committee, was also closely involved. one expert suggests the deal was virtually done before former pres
in the arms of their families, euna lee and laura ling are now on u.s. soil. >> 30 hours ago, euna lee and i were prisoners in north korea. >> reporter: euna was reunited with her husband and 4-year-old daughter and laura with her mother and sister. they thanked president clinton 0 who brokered their pa pardon with kim jong-il. >> we saw, standing before us, president bill clinton [ applause ] we knew instantly in our hearts that the nightmare of our lives was finally coming to an end. >> reporter: president clinton did not speak at the homecoming here but issued a statement saying he's happy the two journalists are reunited with their families. the reporters were working for al gore's tv venture when they were arrested for illegally crossing the border. after north korea indicated they would be open to a deal with clinton, the former vice president and the reporters ' families asked him to make a trip. >> this has had a happy ending. >> reporter: no one is happier than lee and ling who were serving a 12-year sentence. >> the past 140 days have been the most difficult, heart wrenching time o
congressman david scott have been been confronted by angry constituents and they'll join us in a moment. and remember this woman at senator arlen specter's town hall? >> we are tired of this. this is why everybody in this room is so ticked off. i don't want this country turning into russia, turning into a socialized country. >> her name is katie abrams and she'll be here to explain why she is fighting against health care reform. plus, new evidence shows that karl rove was more deeply involved in the firings of those u.s. attorneys during the bush administration. so is the law finally catching up to rove? "newsweek" investigative reporter michaelis cough will break it down for us, and how did the white house and the democrats get the strategy for justice sonia sotomayor's confirmation vote so right but drop the ball when it came to the message war over health care reform? and finally, president obama awarded the presidential medal of freedom to 16 recipients today, among them senator ted kennedy, sid no poitier, billie jean king and archbishop desmond tootoo of south africa wa. we begin
we'll treat it first. most families in china earn less than 1,000 u.s. dollar as year. the 15 cents is affordable health care. but reeed. we can't afford to treat major illnesses, she says, we're afraid if it's serious we'll have to spend a lot of money. but health care reform is also important to this economy. the chinese have an incredibly high personal saving rate. currently that's to cut against medical bills. the government is imposing a better health care system will mean that they save less and spend more. that will be good for economic growth. to do that, they have sun verse sal health courage of 20/20. >> here is tony harris. >> good morning, everyone. this is august 10th. the top stories in the cnn "newsroom." >>. >>> divers look for bodies in the hudson river. >>> a growing appetite in small town america. good morning, everyone. i'm tony harris and you are in the cnn "newsroom." temperatures are reaching a pitch and the chanting, the yelling, the hard to reach the debate through all of the noise. to determine what happens with health care reform, we'll cut through all of
in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> boy, can you imagine how they were overcome at that moment? lee and ling were employed by the media company owned by al gore. president obama watched this joyous reunion on television as we all did here. he said he is breathing a sigh of relief now that the women are back home. >> i want to just make a brief comment about the fact that the two young journalists, euna lee and laura ling are safely back with their families. we are obviously extraordinarily relieved. i had an opportunity to speak with the families yesterday once we knew that they were on the plane. the reunion that we have all seen on television, i think is a source of happiness not only for the families, but for the entire country. >>> we want to know what you think about this, does former president clinton's mission, do you believe open the doors to better relations with north korea at this point? give us a call at 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. and you can text us your views at hlntv. >>> police say a man killed himself after firing 50 bul
at the u.s. supreme court. it's interesting for the american public to know, is a supreme court justice is much different than an appellate judge or even a federal circuit judge, because they in fact are not bound by precedent. as an appellate judge, they have to follow precedent. and when they don't, they get reversed. and circuit judges, federal circuit judges have to follow precedent or they get reversed. but a supreme court justice has the freedom to change precedent, and that's why the inquiry into the candidacy and the qualifications of a supreme court nominee is so important. and it's also why our founders wrote extensively on what should be the qualifications of a supreme court justice. alexander hamilton stated in federalist paper number 78, the interpretation of the law is the proper and peculiar province of the courts. he further stated, it is indispensable in the courts of justice that judges have an inflexible and uniformdherence to the rights of the constitution. a nominee who does not adhere to these standards necessarily rejects the role of a judge as dictated by the con
know you're following that for us. >>> and we just want to give you a quick look at how we got here. laura ling and euna lee were arrested march 17th after allegedly crossing into north korea from china. they were working on a story on human trafficking for al gore's startup media venture, current tv. then in june the pair was convicted of illegal entry and so-called hostile acts. in a close trial they were sentenced to 12 years of hard labor. now, let's go ahead and chart the clinton connection. you've got ling and lee and they work for current tv which is owned, of course, by al gore. and then al gore was clinton's vp, the former president, married to secretary of state, hillary clinton, now in africa. no role, by the way, in bill's private mention. so, you can see the connection to all the players going on right now in this. so, is this just one big photo-op or a turning point in one of the world's more dangerous disputes? let's ask our international security analyst, nuclear weapons expert also and president of plowshares fund, he joins me live from washington. joe, let's just l
was deeper than anyone thought. it told us how close we were to the edge. it revealed that in the last few months, the economy has done better than expected. many suggest that part of this progress is directly attributable to the recovery act. this and the other difficult but important steps we have taken have helped put the brakes on this recession. we took action to stem the spread of foreclosures by helping responsible homeowners they in their homes. we helped to revive the credit markets and open up loans for families and small businesses. we enacted a recovery act that puts tax cuts directly in the pockets of middle-class families, extended unemployment insurance for people who lost their jobs, provided relief to struggling states to prevent layoffs, and made investments to put people back to work, rebuilding and renovating roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. i realize that none of this is much comfort for those who are out of work or struggling. when we receive our monthly jobs report next week, it is likely to show that we're continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country.
builds in today. it brings us a pretty day. that will be the way for the remained main defer the day. wait 'til tomorrow. big changes on the way. the heat and humidity starts to clievment chance of thunderstorms comes your way and what you see now will be a different picture as thunderstorms move into the forecast then and temperatures by sunday and into monday climbing well into the mid 90's. more on that coming up in a few minutes. right now candice haze look at what's happening on the roadways with traffic edge. >> thank you steve. good morning. as you're traveling out on the main line, so far we're in the green and loving that for friday morning. starting on south 95 from mountain road heading to 69 5 , right now a ten minute commute. and good news on # five through the city. we just cleared out an accident on the southbound laindz lanes on o could be nel street. right noi now a five minute commute and approaching the downtown region on the southbound side of the jxf on 69 5 , so far a 15 minute right ride there. keep in mind though we still have dealing with the broken water mai
much for being with us, mr. haros. here now, wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> rick, thank you. happening now, breaking news. an historic vote by the united states senate confirming judge sonia sotomayor as the first hispanic justice of the united states supreme court. we have reaction from president obama that's just in. also, former president bill clinton peppered with questions about his successful mission to bring back two american journalists from north korea. what he's saying and what he isn't saying. >>> plus, cnn marks 200 days in office for president obama with a new national report card and a new poll on the president's approval rating. is the public still backing the president? i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> following breaking news this hour. federal appeals court judge sonia sotomayor just confirmed by the senate to be the country's 111th supreme court justice. only the third woman and most significantly the first hispanic to sit on the nation'
understand the voting the underway. we just saw senator al franken speaking a short time ago. give us some perspective on the politics of this. we know the senators leaving are not, may vote for sonia sotomayor's con fir makfirmatic the political angle, especially with those with a growing hispanic population. >> that's right. obviously, al franken is the most junior senator. it's only democrats who serve as presiding officers. but you're right. ever since this nomination was even first floated, the name of sonia sotomayor, the first thing that came up was that wise latina remark and has been a focal point. republicans have strived for years to secure a significant portion if not a majority of the hispanic vote around this country. they failed in that very dramatically in the last presidential election of course, stepping back a considerable amount in terms of the percentage of that vote they were able to obtain. i think what you saw as a consequence is republicans mindful of the fact that they're the base of the party, the republican party, and the democratic party for that matter, wants
and only a stray thunderstorm expected. angie goff, give us the news. >> i will get started by saying it is not terrible news out there. we have some tieups to tell you about. we will begin with southbound on the bw parkway where it meets 198. crash activity is pushed to the right shoulder. drivers are back up too 175. a lot of volume past 32 on 95, as well. no incidents or accidents on the roadway. turning on the cameras and taking it outside under sunny skies, 270 southbound is free flowing from germantown road to montross but still a little below speed. we are estimating the drive time at 15 minutes. hello, virginia. 66 eastbound. here's your shot. we are delayed from the capital beltway -- actually approaching the capital beltway. but the congestion is breaking apart nicely on this interstate. 395 northbound not the same situation. we are crawling along here from the capital beltway to seminary. that's just volume. to wrap it up we take it to realtime graphics where at northeast dc at 24th and south dakota avenue is where we have crash activity confirmed and crews are on the scene
. the stretch of the hudson river is just down river from where us airways flight 1549 crashed last january. susan joins us live from the banks of the hudson river. >> reporter: i covered that incident, as well, obvious lay far happier outcome than this. there is a recovery operation going on at this hour. as you see off into the distance as long as we still have light, you can see boats with the new york fire department, the u.s. ghost guard has been on site, the police department all trying to help as well as officials and authorities represented from new jersey, as well. and you you indica as you indicated, the conditions are fairly rough. wind isn't too high, but divers can barely see in front of their face. advise at is limited to between feet. so you see those boats out there, that is a flat form for on four teams of divers taking turns going down into the depths of the hudson river only 30 feet deep, but it is extremely murky down there. and they are trying to seek out the wreckage. as of about an hour or two ago, new york city's mayor michael bloomberg said that they thought that th
caller: i think there was an opportunity for us to have an adult conversation, but unfortunately we are not mature enough yet as a nation to do that. i do not know the answer, but i am just trying to point out that i think it was evident that glen beck was name-calling. where was the honest discourse? guest: i would agree totally with him. i thought the statements were at regis to refer to their president as a racist. remember when keyane west made that statement, she was forced to apologize. i am working towards a town hall meeting type of truth and reconciliation and a very mature, not finger-pointing session to get to the truth, reconcile it and move on. . . officials with the center for disease control on obesity in america. after that, i.e. hearing on the safety of ready-to-eat products. now, a form an improving u.s. relations in the arab world. hosted by the new america foundation here in washington. >> i want to say a special greeting to all our watchers live on the seas and an offer to those watching this broadcast over do -- over the website. before you even get into the qu
listened very early on in the transition that the way to have influence and to be useful is to have a good analysis. many members of my staff wanted to come with me today. i have the world's best staff. we have a great group of talented economists. i've been very pleased to the degree people will say tell us what is true. not making us some numbers that will support our opinions. that is a really positive side about the polls process. >> can you give us any insights about what the daily presidential briefings are like on economic policy and what is the president's understanding of economics for somebody who isn't trained in that area. >> the scary thing is to be in one of these briefings and someone ask body is a question and the president answers it. he absolutely knows a lot of economics. the briefings are, you know, one of the things that has been hard to get used to, there is often a scheduled topic. people will take turns. today we'll brief the president on what we can expect about inflation or deflation and what we can expect about the jobs numbers. one of the things you learn is you
will not be taken for anything by the government other than public use. then there is the new haven firefighter case that others have spoken about. it is not just the decision the judge made without substantial evidence that -- it is also the manner in which they refused to give a fair consideration of the firefighters claims and the way that i would hope that every federal judge will. many of her public statement about judging include very radical ideas on the role of a judge and on society. some have said that we cannot consider those, but to consider only those judicial record and about the statement she has made about how judges should perform in office, i think it's an incomplete picture. she has said that there is no neutrality in the law. she has said that legal uncertainty is a good thing because that allows judges to change the law and to make policy. she has said that foreign law can get the procreative juices flowing for judges to interpret the united states constitution and that ethnicity and gender should have an impact on a judge's decision making. those are hard to square with her sol
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